Also I think James Meredith for running mate would be a good choice too.
I’m flattered! Granted, it’s a much younger Jerry Litton (he actually beats JFK by a few months age-wise on Inauguration Day), but that just makes it a different experience I suppose. Thank you, though.A shame about Iacocca, but a presidential assassination was bound to happen sooner or later ITTL; it's also a shame about Litton having cancer (BTW, for a TL about a President Jerry Litton, read @Enigma-Conundrum's excellent TL The Beaten Path: One Bicentennial And Counting)…
BTW, Tim Curry would have made a great Zaius of Planet of the Apes had been remade, IMO...
The incumbent UN Secretary-General, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, was increasingly unpopular over his handling of crises in Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Burundi, and, most contentiously, North Korea. Prince Sadruddin had opposed the US-SK military coalition upon its formation despite other UN members declining to oppose or condemn it or its intervention. As a result, President Larry Dinger had the US withdraw its support from the Prince’s re-election bid. After several US allies did the same, and several more threatened to veto the Prince, his initial cakewalk to a second term became much more uncertain.
Hamid Algabid – Former Prime Minister of Niger (nominated by Niger)
Carol Bellamy – Executive Director of UNICEF and former President of the United States (nominated by the United States)
Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt – Former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Egypt (nominated by Egypt)
Amara Essy – President of the UN General Assembly and former Ivorian Minister of Foreign Affairs (nominated by the Ivory Coast)
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan – incumbent UN Secretary-General and the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees (nominated by Indonesia)
As pressure mounted for Prince Sadruddin to withdraw, or for a challenger to oppose his re-election, in the midst of the Prince losing support among members of the Security Council, the Chairman of the Organization of African Unity approached suggested nominating US President Carol Bellamy for UN Secretary-General. Bellamy had worked closely with the UN since her Presidential days and more so afterwards; Bellamy was the Special Administrator for UNICEF from 1993 to 1994, and had been Executive Director of UNICEF since 1994, and had served on UN-related boards and commissions while concurrently working with US-based charities and organizations. Bellamy met with Security Council members to say she would accept the nomination on the condition that she would only serve one term, which made more Security Council members more willing to support her candidacy. Upon Kofi Annan openly supporting her, the US did the same; the US officially nominated her shortly before the voting process began.
Voting members became deadlocked between Bellamy, Niger’s Hamid Algabid, and the incumbent. Bellamy’s supporters stressed her life-long dedication to improving the standard of living worldwide, as evidenced by her actions as Mayor, President, and UNICEF Director, as well as her pre-war efforts at negotiating third-party peace talks and pre-war and post-war food-and-aid drives. After several days of negotiations, Hamid Algabid withdrew and supported Bellamy on 11 December due to her contributive work in returning Ghana and the Ivory Coast to more stable conditions. The next day, Prince Sadruddin withdrew as well. On 13 December, Bellamy was chosen almost unanimously to become the new and seventh UN Secretary-General